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Saturday 31 January 2015 Saturday 31 January 2015

Firat News: Abdullah: Women are rewriting history today PYD co-president Asya Abdullah, speaking at the first congress of the Democratic Free Women’s Movement (DÖKH) in Amed, said that the Rojava... Read more

Friday 30 January 2015 Friday 30 January 2015

Firat News: Commission set up to rebuild Kobanê  Following the liberation of Kobanê on the 134th day of the resistance against ISIS gangs, the Kobanê Canton administration has held a meeting to take... Read more

Thursday 29 January 2015 Thursday 29 January 2015

Firat News: Three more villages liberated in Kobanê YPG Press Centre said in today’s statement that the Kobanê resistance which has entered the phase of victory continues on the 136th day. According... Read more

Wednesday 28 January 2015 Wednesday 28 January 2015

Firat News: YPG liberate three points in south Kobanê YPG Press Centre reported in a written statement that fighters of People’s/Women’s Defense Units continued the operation against villages... Read more

Tuesday 27 January 2015 Tuesday 27 January 2015

Firat News: Kobanê victory celebrated in Rojhilat and Iran Following the announcement of victory in Kobanê on the 133rd day of resistance, massive celebrations have also taken place in many cities... Read more

Monday 26 January 2015 Monday 26 January 2015

Firat News: Kobanê liberated Kobanê town of West Kurdistan, Rojava, has been cleansed of ISIS and liberated after 134 days of attacks by the gangs. The people in Kobanê have started celebrations. YPG/YPJ... Read more

Sunday 25 January 2015 Sunday 25 January 2015

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: 122 killed on Sunday 25/01/2015 The dead :  32  civilians, 27  rebels, 11 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 15 NDF, 20 Regular forces, 9  unknown rebels, 18 ISIS. By... Read more

Saturday 24 January 2014 Saturday 24 January 2014

Firat News: Freedom streamer flies over Mistenur Hill A 75-metre long TEVDEM streamer in yellow, red and green has been attached to pylons on the top of Mistenur Hill, which has been liberated by YPG/YPJ... Read more

Friday 23 January 2015 Friday 23 January 2015

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: The helicopters and warplanes attack different areas in Daraa and al- Quneitera Daraa Province: The number of raids carried out on the town of Alma has risen to 6,... Read more

Iranian and Syrian regimes target Kurds Iranian and Syrian regimes target Kurds

Since decades, regimes which are occupying Kurdistan have been applying oppressive policies against Kurdish people in order to deny the right and existence of Kurds and prevent their libration and freedom. As... Read more

Thursday 22 January 2015 Thursday 22 January 2015

Firat News: KNK: Syrian forces aiming for another ethnic cleansing in Haseke Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) Commission of Foreign Affairs has issued a statement calling attention to the recent attacks... Read more

Wednesday 21 January 2015 Wednesday 21 January 2015

Firat News: ISIS gangs driven from southern part of Kobanê YPG/YPJ guerrillas have launched an operation on ISIS gang positions to the south and southeast of Kobanê, driving the gangs from their positions... Read more

Tuesday 20 January 2015 Tuesday 20 January 2015

Firat News: Hospital area in Kobanê cleansed of gangs YPG/YPJ fighters are continuing the operation to liberate Kobanê. According to ANHA news agency, YPG forces carried out an assault against ISIS... Read more

Monday 19 January 2015 Monday 19 January 2015

Firat News: Syrian regime used cluster bombs in Hasekê  The YPG Press Centre has issued a statement saying the Syrian Ba’athist regime used cluster bombs in attacks on Kurdish neighbourhoods in... Read more

Sunday 18 January 2015 Sunday 18 January 2015

Firat News:  Violent clashes in Hasekê continue, YPG reports  YPG (People’s Defense Units) said in a written statement that violent clashes between YPG/YPJ-asayesh (public security) fighters... Read more

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Support Kurds: What you can do

ISIS – what can we do? ISIS – what can we do?

ISIS fills a vacuum for some people who are looking for a leader, and something to believe in, maybe those who do not feel they belong, and they get swept away with the ‘born again’ kind of... Read more

How to send money to Kurds in Syria/Rojava How to send money to Kurds in Syria/Rojava

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Nottingham Kurdish Solidarity Campaign Conference 31 January 2015 Nottingham Kurdish Solidarity Campaign Conference 31 January 2015

I came away from this Conference with hope that we can join together with others who will support: the people of Kobani who face the massive task of rebuilding the fabric of their town and their lives,... Read more

Gunter: ‘Post-state entities reshaping Middle East map’ Gunter: ‘Post-state entities reshaping Middle East map’

15 January, 2015: The urgency of the present situation facing the people of Kobane and the longer term implications of the transformation of the Middle East were issues addressed at the public meeting... Read more

‘Join the protest to call the Paris murders to account‘ ‘Join the protest to call the Paris murders to account‘

Firat News: The Organising Committee for the actions around the second anniversary of the murders of Kurdish women revolutionaries Sakine Cans?z, Fidan Do?an and Leyla ?aylemez in Paris on 9 January 2013... Read more

Friday 2 January 2014 Friday 2 January 2014

Facebook: Jiyar Gol uploaded a new video: “INSIDE KOBANE” is a documentary film we produced for BBC. It gives a glimps of the way Kurdish journalist gather news under constant shelling and... Read more

Thursday 25 December 2014 Thursday 25 December 2014

Firat News:  ISIS gangs ‘bought vehicles from Turkish troops’:  Ziyad Osman, a resident of Kobanê who was attacked yesterday by ISIS gangs with heavy weaponry while waiting with his vehicle... Read more

Tuesday 23 December 2014 Tuesday 23 December 2014

al-Monitor: Kurds draw pride from defense of Kobani KOBANI, Syria — Entering Kobani, I didn’t know what to expect. In the thick of night, it was impossible to see very much. Apart from the occasional... Read more

Wednesday 15 October 2014 Wednesday 15 October 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Reliable resources reported to SOHR that YPG fighters could advance in the neighborhood of Kani Arban in the city of Kobani and take control over 2 positions after... Read more

Friday 10 October 2014 Friday 10 October 2014

Firat News:3 more die after being kept waiting at border 3 more wounded persons from Kobanê have lost their lives as a result of the Turkish state’s attitude of turning the transfer of the wounded... Read more

Shenagal – ISIS – analysis Shenagal – ISIS – analysis

Firat News: HAK-PAR issues Sinjar report ANF – ANKARA 13.09.2014 11:30:30 Rights and Freedoms Party (HAK-PAR), known to be close to the political line of the KDP, sent a delegation to Sinjar... Read more

Thursday 4 September 2014 Thursday 4 September 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:   Final death toll for Thursday 04/09/2014, approximately 226 people killed in Syria. The dead : 28 civilians, 55 rebels, 37 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 21 NDF,... Read more

Shengal/Sinjar Yezedi tragedy continues Shengal/Sinjar Yezedi tragedy continues

Guardian: Yazidis still stranded on Mount Sinjar: ‘We need weapons now more than food or water’ The US has said little about Mount Sinjar since 14 August, when Obama declared the siege... Read more

Sunday 24 August 2014 Sinjar/Shengal Sunday 24 August 2014 Sinjar/Shengal

Firat News:Photographer explains what he saw in Sinjar Photographer Selim Yildiz who went to Sinjar when the ISIS attacks began, and spent several days in the mountains with the Yezidis, said hundreds... Read more

Shengal Shengal

Firat News: Turkish soldiers open fire on Yezidi refugees at border  A group of over 100 Yezidis who were able to reach the Turkey border after fleeing the attacks of ISIS gangs in South Kurdistan were... Read more

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Reports

New Decree also Abolishes Forced Marriage and Honour Killing. New Decree also Abolishes Forced Marriage and Honour Killing.

The local government of an autonomous Kurdish area in Syria has granted women equal rights to men. The move came as dozens of Kurdish women and girls are taking arms to combat the insurgence of terror group Islamic State (Isis), who have seized large swathes of Syria and Iraq since its uprising erupted in July. IS has imposed its own rules and version... [Read more of this review]

Rebuilding Kobane Rebuilding Kobane

After 134 days of fierce fighting, Kurdish forces managed to take control of Kobane city centre. The news about the liberation of the city circulated all over social media, especially on Twitter, on Monday. The official announcement of the city’s liberation was made on Tuesday, with a ceremony attended by both military and civilian officials. The... [Read more of this review]

The Constitution of the Rojava Cantons The Constitution of the Rojava Cantons

The Social Contract of Rojava Cantons in Syria Preamble We, the people of the Democratic Autonomous Regions of Afrin, Jazira and Kobane, a confederation of Kurds, Arabs, Syrics, Arameans, Turkmen, Armenians and Chechens, freely and solemnly declare and establish this Charter. In pursuit of freedom, justice, dignity and democracy and led by principles... [Read more of this review]

Gunter: ‘Post-state entities reshaping Middle East map’ Gunter: ‘Post-state entities reshaping Middle East map’

15 January, 2015: The urgency of the present situation facing the people of Kobane and the longer term implications of the transformation of the Middle East were issues addressed at the public meeting in the House of Lords on 12 January which was jointly organised by Peace in Kurdistan Campaign and Kurdistan National Congress (KNK). Titled The Collapsed... [Read more of this review]

Syria Mid-term Implementation Assessment Syria Mid-term Implementation Assessment

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If the will were there to really bring change … If the will were there to really bring change …

Personal thoughts: Kurds need to be able to protect people in their area – for humanitarian reasons as well as credibility. If they are given massive help with this they will be released from that struggle and mor able to concentrate on protecting the area and all these people.  [Read more of this review]  Read More →

Salih Muslim Mohammed – Democratic Union Party, Syria Salih Muslim Mohammed – Democratic Union Party, Syria

Watch now 12 MONTHS LEFT DURATION: 30 MINUTES Zeinab Badawi speaks to Salih Muslim Mohammed, leader of Syrian Kurdish party the PYD, which is part of the National Coordination Body for Democratic Change, a secular, pro-democracy coalition inside Syria. The extremist group ISIS is expanding its foothold in Syria, after its recent gains in neighbouring... [Read more of this review]

The Kurdish initiative towards democratic change on the basis of unity and diversity The Kurdish initiative towards democratic change on the basis of unity and diversity

The Syrian crisis deepened amid blind violence exceeding all limits, in a way pushing the country towards the unknown in the absence of any objective and serious solutions. It is essentially beyond being just a crisis of the regime or the rule or authority, and has moved towards being a comprehensive structural crisis that stems from the unilateral... [Read more of this review]

UK FCO: Iran – Country of Concern 2013 UK FCO: Iran – Country of Concern 2013

The election of Hassan Rouhani as President in June, on the back of promises to bring about social equality and justice for all Iranians, brought a feeling of optimism to the country. Positive acts, such as the release of a number of political prisoners in September, were welcomed by the UK and the international community. However, these initial steps... [Read more of this review]

UK FCO: Syria – Country of 2013 UK FCO: Syria – Country of 2013

Syria’s civil war worsened throughout 2013, with many tens of thousands losing their lives, and the country now experiencing some of the most appalling humanitarian conditions in the world. The already catastrophic human rights situation in Syria continued to deteriorate still further. The Syrian regime bears the primary responsibility for protecting... [Read more of this review]

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